Keep Philadelphia Beautiful believes that education is one of the most effective ways to discourage littering and encourage recycling and waste reduction. We are dedicated to teaching Philadelphia students of all ages about the economic, social and environmental impacts of how we handle our trash as individuals and as a society, and we would love to visit your school.

Thanks to our amazing volunteer teachers, we are able to offer 45 minute middle/elementary and high school presentations focused on either litter/recycling or composting. Our presentations aim to not only teach students about the consequences of how they manage their trash, but to help them think through how to make a difference and offer concrete resources to take action.

Click here to schedule a workshop.

We have also put together this guide to help provide you with more information about the program and setting up a successful presentation!

The Keep Philadelphia Beautiful team hopes that a presentation at your school is just the beginning. We aim to spark further discussion and action, and we welcome the opportunity to assist in follow up service projects or programs.

To that end: 

  • Click here to read our Educator Resource Guide
  • Learn more about the School District’s GreenFutures initiative here (including in-school recycling efforts!) 
  • View in-class activities and resources courtesy of Bryn Mawr students here
  • View Keep America Beautiful educational content and programs here